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  1. I happened to be driving past here a year or so ago and bailiffs were evicting squatters.
  2. He’s done this for the last few years and raises money for charity. I think I’ve got a photo from last year if I can find it. I'll take one anyway when I’m passing in a day or so.
  3. I am no authority on this but I think electric vehicles operate on voltages much higher than 12v. More like 600v and more. And they are often very big packed into the floor pan area and weighing several hundred kilos. Removing them currently (no pun intended) is a time consuming job as they’re well integrated into the vehicle structure and potential dangerous. It’s not a case of pulling out a couple of cells and slipping in new ones in 2 minutes.
  4. My wife’s an oldie but don’t tell her I said so.
  5. My wife went to the vaccination centre at Brackenhurst campus yesterday for a 10.25am appointment. There were approximately 70 plus people in a lecture theatre waiting area and she was told there was a minimum 50 minute wait. Looking at the numbers it was likely to be longer. Something clearly wrong as if everyone had appointment why were there so many waiting. She didn’t wait and left. Chaos.
  6. I remember about 1976/7 Slade appeared at Hucknall Miners Welfare. My goodness they were LOUD. I didn’t go but was living on Annesley Road the far side of Wighay Bridge, probably 2 miles from the welfare and could hear them.
  7. I had a couple of Black and Decker drill that burnt out and in the end bought a BD ‘professional’ hammer drill from the Carlton shop over 40 years ago. It been heavily used and never missed a beat.
  8. Arguably Phil, I’m more in the sticks than you but thanks to F4RN (fibre for rural network) I have super fast fibre to my house. Prior to that it was terrible.
  9. Yes Jill, John is on my class photos. I don’t know what school he went to after Berridge. He wasn’t with me at FFGS. My Jane was with Denise all the way through Berridge too. She thinks she went on to Mundella. I think Christine was the eldest. I don’t remember her at all.
  10. There’s a name from the past, John Roper. He was in my class at Berridge. Always very smartly dressed.
  11. My grandparents would refer to catching a trackless too.
  12. According to this spiel about the film it was more likely a propaganda film about how well Britain was doing producing food. There is a film specifically aimed at US forces about how they should behave in Britain while they were here in WW2. Probably made by the military. This promotional film bills the market town of Newark as central to the farming industry, with a seductive array of regional produce and livestock. It was sponsored by the British Council and intended for an international audience. Experienced nature director Mary Field had worked for Gaumont-British Instructional
  13. We used to see Christopher Chittell aka Eric Pollard occasionally at Waitrose in Newark. Also Edna, the character who always wore a hat. She was very pleasant and always had a chat. I thought ‘Eric’ must be local.
  14. I guess I feel like many people here. I have absolutely nothing against black people and the black community have probably been underrepresented in the past in advertising but it’s getting to be a joke and quite possibly counter productive. Fair and appropriate representation I’d be all for it but it’s OTT at the moment. I think Phil hits the spot with his comment. TV ads the white Person is the alien.
  15. Not sure if the process is different as I’m getting a booster as clinically vulnerable. I should have had it weeks ago but was too ill with Corona and isolating anyway. Still struggling but specialist advised me to get it ASAP. I’ve just booked at Brackenhurst Southwell. I wasn’t aware it was a vacation centre.
  16. Excellent win in the dying seconds today, arguably against the run of play against Grimsby.
  17. By a strange coincidence, unaware of this post I came across my slide rules only yesterday at the back of my desk drawer. I have a British Thornton and a Japanese Hemmi. I also have a copy of school edition log tables, a reprint of the 1908 edition. We used log tables at school but not slide rules.
  18. Does the first time I saw my wife count. There used to be an triangular area of ground near my house in Radford sandwiched between the bottom of Kingsford Avenue and the river Leen. It was narrow at the entrance, widening as it followed the Leen on one side with steep banks on the other 2 rising to the gardens of houses on Woodstock Avenue. We always referred to it as the Woodward but the time I knew it there were a few small corrugated iron sheds with a few car repairing garages and a paint spraying place. The remainder was used as part scrap yard and haulage yard. The owner was a local man c
  19. Try series 1 episode 12. About 8 minutes in.
  20. I always buy quality shoes with leather soles. I stick rubber soles when they’ve worn a bit. Last pair I had lasted 7 years and that’s worn everyday. In fairness health issues mean I don’t walk far but the current shoes I’ve had about 2 years. I paid £265 for them but if they last 7 years it’s pretty cheap going. I used to put the heels on but take them to the cobblers now as they make a better job than I can.
  21. I think a major source now is schools. At my grandsons school there are up to 25% isolating. I think the powers that be are just going for heard immunity and letting the schools get on with it which I don’t see as a bad thing. Home schooling was terrible for the kids let alone parents and guardians etc. I’ve been no more or less careful recently than I have been since the start. If anything I’ve been quite relaxed throughout about it. I’ve not worn a mask unless it’s absolutely required but keep myself to myself and don’t mix or socialise much and not had any problem until this. Thank you a
  22. Almost a month ago I saw my grandchildren one of who unbeknown to us had coronavirus picked up at school. He became ill and 3 days later I tested positive for it. I have health issues which class me as ‘clinically vulnerable and have been careful but not paranoid. I have been extremely unwell. Without going into detail which I’m sure you don’t want to know I could hardly move due to extreme pain in joints to the point of being prescribed morphine. I am testing clear now and am up and about but am still far from well. The skin on my hands peeling, coughing a lot now where as I didn’t have a cou
  23. I’ve just received my latest electric bill and am apparently £17,000 in debt. I was about £300 in credit. Yes, that’s right £17k debit. I’m with bulb energy and it’s been a total disaster with them for months. My property is xxxxxxx Farm Cottage and next door is xxxxxxxx Farm. It seems there is an inability of the energy companies to distinguish between the two. I can see they’re similar but so is number 11 and 12. Spent hours on the phone trying to resolve it. Now they have decided that I have two electric meters. My meter was changed as it was very old about 5 years ago and they seem to have
  24. ‘Spying’ on your online activities comes from various sources. You’re browser, search engine, anti virus monitoring. Ditching Google for something like Duck Duck Go is a start. Always reject cookies except essential ones. Subscribe to a vpn service. I met someone a while back and agreed to send them some information. I took their phone number and entered it in my mobile. Within hours I was getting them as ‘people you may know’ on Facebook. I’d not called them or even put their name in the phone, just the number. I’m a bit sceptical that Alexa listens to you when not activated but if I wa